Kirstie Allsopp designs new wallpaper range for B&Q

We asked Kirstie Allsopp what inspired her new wallpaper collection

Elizabeth Ransome

Last week I got chatting to none other than Kirstie Allsopp, and first on our list of topics was her new wallpaper range for B&Q.

There are 3 designs, each in 2 colourways, and all with a delicate but nonetheless eye-catching floral print. Kirstie said; “I have a thing for pattern and wallpaper, I would cover my whole house if I could.”

A notorious collector, Kirstie was inspired by designs from her mounting collection of knick-knacks. All the cushions, fabrics and even vases that she has ferried away over the years have “finally come into use. Invariably on a Saturday my husband, kids and I will visit an antiques fair, and I will always pick up something just because I fall in love with it.”

This passion translated onto her wallpaper designs; “at the end of the day, it’s about doing something you love in your home.”

The wallpapers will be on sale at B&Q in October, starting from £19.98.

Looking for more wallpaper ideas and advice? Visit our bedroom and living room wallpaper idea galleries, and guide to striping wallpaper. Plus, follow us on Twitter and Facebook for all the latest interiors news; you never know who else we might bump into!

Elizabeth Ransome, Editorial Assistant

Ideal Home loves...

Dotty runner | Hallway runner ideas | PHOTO GALLERY | Country Homes and Interiors |

Why every home should have a hallway runner

French country-style bedroom, with geometric grey wallpaper and a black wrought-iron canopy bed

Create a vintage bedroom

Craft room ideas

Craft room ideas for creative days

Organised home office | Home office design ideas | PHOTO GALLERY | Country Homes and Interiors |

Home office design solutions for corners and alcoves

1950s-inspired home office | Home office designs | Retro decorating ideas | PHOTO GALLERY

How to create a mid-century modern home office

Shabby chic kitchen ideas

Shabby chic kitchen ideas that are packed with character